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HEAR THIS: Skinny Banton “Jab Behavior”

HEAR THIS: Skinny Banton "Jab Behavior"

New Single Causing A Soca Frenzy

The song, “Jab Behavior” is creating a hysteria well in advance of the upcoming Carnivals in Trinidad and Tobago and Carriacou.  The song contains a tantalizing riddim produced by Hector “Legz” Thomas and  Skinny Banton signature vocals.  In the song, he uses his native tongue with deep vocals to describe  jab culture.  In 2011, Skinny Banton won his first People’s Choice title and then consecutively in 2012 and 2013. He won the 2012 Soca Monarch Competition in the Tri-state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, and in 2013 he was crowned the Road March King. The sky is the limit as this artist continues to distinguish himself on a international level with his songs. Audio After The Jump

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Soca Wuk: Classic Foreigner Frank and New Skinny Banton

Soca Wuk: Classic Foreigner Frank and New Skinny Banton

 

New and Old Soca Regarding Employee Benefits

Summer time brings the hot calypso tunes with the double entrende narratives. These songs make you want to dance and laugh out loud at the same time. The ones regarding employment are interesting and usually involve a days work, where the laboror (also the narrator) is hired to perform specific duties in exchange for employee benefits. One  song that comes to mind is the classic bajan hit by Foreigner Frank, “Lawn Um Down.” This song is so creative, especially with all of its onomatopoeia, the story of working for “Mrs. Bailey” just comes alive. More After The Jump… Read more »

Benjai Comes Out To Play

Benjai Comes Out To Play

Who can forget the most provocative performance of 2014? Rodney Le Blanc aka Benjai at the  2014 International Soca Monarch Semi Finals on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  Benjai came out in his Joe Boxers and gave an electrifying and memorable performance. The performance went viral and  made women around the world smile with full joy. More After The Jump…

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Soca Shakespeare: Skinny Banton

Soca Shakespeare: Skinny Banton

A prominent feature of Caribbean culture is carnival, a seasonal time of celebration and soca competitions. This Carnival season, rising star, Shirlan George aka “Skinny Banton,” and his  incendiary hit “Soak It Good,” produced by MPS Studios, shines a spotlight of international interest on the Tri-State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.  More After The Jump…

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Flashback Friday: Terror Kid “Loose She Man”

Flashback Friday: Terror Kid "Loose She Man"

For Flashback Friday, Boomshots Features A Grenadian Soca Song (2011)

A balanced relationship is analogous to a pendulum in a resting, equilibrium position. Any disruption (disagreement, separation etc.), displaces the pendulum sideways, causing vulnerability to a restoring force, due to gravity. In former Grenada Soca Monarch, Shem Bernard aka Terror Kids’ song, “Loose She Man,” sultry vocals over a symphonic production (Don Omar Riddim) by Lyndon Pope of YoungStarz Production, provides a refreshing soca sound. More After The Jump…

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